Here is the overall issue, one is not working and no or little income coming into the home budget. Here in Connecticut the maximum unemployment rate one can receive is $519 a week. Many individuals get that much and as such many employers here in the state, have seen their unemployment tax skyrocket. Thus if you divide 40 hours into $519., you are getting almost $13 an hour for not working for 75 weeks. What incentives does one have to take a job at a lower rate than that? Thus many will take the unemployment for 75 weeks and not worry about it. Why would you take a job for $9 a hour when you can get $13 for not doing anything? How can Connecticut businesses continue to pay a high unemployment tax along with now new corporate tax surcharges and still remain competitive in our economy?
Here in Connecticut the private sector should be referred to as the political sector. We have a bunch of politicians whose only concern is to get reelected with out any type of economic consequence for their miserable and misguided taxes and excessive spending of taxpayers monies. Here is just another example of their economic illiteracy.